Peninsula Gallery presents “Kindred Spirits”

October 29th, 2022 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Peninsula Gallery presents “Kindred Spirits
An exhibition of photographs by Richard Calvo and watercolors by Howard Eberle. 
Artist reception October 29 from  5 - 6:30 pm

Showing October 29 - November 20
Peninsula Gallery Presents: “Kindred Spirits,” showcasing unique works from photographer Richard Calvo and watercolorist Howard Eberle in a breathtaking new partner show. Showing October 29 - November 20.

Experience works from two men with a parallel vision, who capture the haunting beauty of everyday life through different mediums. This November, the Peninsula Gallery is exhibiting the works of the late photographer, Richard Calvo, and dry-brush watercolorist, Howard Eberle, in a partner show titled “Kindred Spirits.”

“Working at the gallery, I have come to appreciate Howard and Richard’s work individually. But seeing their works together reveal a common thread that I hadn’t noticed before. Both artists have a talent for creating an ethereal stillness and palpable atmosphere,” says Molly Honey King, custom framer and assistant exhibition coordinator.

Richard Calvo (1944 - 2019) was a New York City born-and-bred photographer who created his distinctive photographs for more than 50 years. Primarily concerned with city and landscapes, his works have been compared to those of Robert Frost and Andrew Wyeth as having a deceptively simple style that becomes a vehicle for a more complex and demanding sense of reality. The New York Times described his photography as "romantic… almost abstract in its concentration on shape, tone, and texture,” noting that his best works “stretch the boundaries of visual perception beyond the straightforward.”

The works featured in “Kindred Spirits” were printed by Richard before his passing in 2019. His widow Lori manages the remaining works Richard produced, only exhibiting works that were done by Richard during his lifetime. Lori continues to champion Richard’s legacy, keeping his spirit alive through his artworks.

Howard Eberle is a self-taught artist and has been painting in transparent watercolor since 1973. He started painting professionally in 1990 after a career in retail display. He describes his style as “abstract realism.” Eberle’s process begins by finding interest in what others often overlook — the texture of peeled paint on an old, dry-docked boat, a dramatic shadow created by the hinge of a shutter. He eliminates details to get to the essence of the subject matter, incorporates strong shadows, and often juxtaposes a finely detailed subject on an abstract background.

Howard describes himself as a portrait painter of objects, being drawn to simple, weathered subjects ravaged by time. For some of the works in “Kindred Spirits,” Howard drew inspiration directly from Richard’s photographs, creating works that aren’t recreations of the originals but rather his own artistic interpretation of the image. 

“Kindred Spirits” is on display from October 29th to November 20th. Works from the show can be previewed at www.peninsula-gallery.com and are available for pre-sale.

A reception will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 5 to 6:30 pm, and attendees will have the opportunity to talk with Howard and Lori Calvo about the works. Call (302) 645-0551 or email [email protected] for further details.

The gallery is located in the Village Shoppes at the Beacon Inn, 520 East Savannah Rd. Lewes, DE, and is open Tue-Sat 10-5, and Sun 11-3.

Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd. Lewes, DE 19958
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(302) 645-0551

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